How to cook sangria: recipes

Authentic sangria recipes from the inhabitants of Spain. Diversify your summer drinks menu - make white wine-based sangria and a sparkling version of the popular summer cocktail.

How did sangria come about?

Sangria at home
Sangria at home

Sangria - the most popular Spanish cocktail for hot parties.

It is believed that he appeared about 400 years ago in Spain and Portugal. Fruit pickers carried a waterskin with red wine diluted with spring water. A little juice of fresh citrus - and get a refreshing drink, which facilitated the work under the scorching sun, without leading to severe intoxication.

Translated from Spanish, sangria is “bull's blood”, and all because the basis of the cocktail is cheap red wine and slightly spoiled, “drunk” fruit. A minus on a minus gave a plus - as a result, fragrant sangria has quenched not only Spaniards for half a century, but also those who suffer around the world (the world has become famous recently in 1964, after the World Exhibition in New York).

Sangria recipe
Recipe: Plain (Silent) Sangria

Due to the lack of a strict recipe, sangria is sometimes called “wine okroshka”.

The usual process of making sangria is as follows: cut the fruits on hand (traditionally orange, peach, apple), pour them with a glass of brandy (whiskey, rum, vodka or gin will also do). Ideally, leave the mixture in the refrigerator overnight. Then pour the “drunk” fruit with a bottle of dry red wine, add sugar, cinnamon and ice. Stir and serve.

As a refreshing ingredient, Spaniards often add homemade lemonade to sangria.

In addition to the usual (or quiet) sangria, there is also white sangria (with white wine) and sparkling kava sangria (it can be prepared on the basis of champagne or mixed wine and carbonated lemonade).

Fruit Sangria
Fruit Sangria

The recipe for sangria is a real testing ground. It’s hard to add the “wrong” ingredient. Any seasonal fruits and berries will do - for example, grapes, banana, strawberry, kiwi, melon, pineapple. You can dream with various spices (besides cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, star anise will do) and even fragrant herbs (for example, mint, melissa, tarragon).

The taste of the drink will affect andstrong alcohol selection.

Honey, sugar or any fruit syrup and even grenadine can act as a sweetener. So everyone can cook sangria according to their own taste and mood.

White sangria
White sangria, recipe

Forwhite sangriawe will need:

1 bottle of cheap red wine

1 bottle of lemonade

1 glass of brandy or whiskey

1 peach

1 apple

1 orange

2 tbsp. l Sahara


Cut the fruit into pieces, add sugar to it and pour brandy on it. In this form, put the mixture in the refrigerator for 12 hours. Then pour the “drunk” fruit with wine, add lemonade, cinnamon and ice cubes. Stir and serve.

White sangria is prepared according to the same recipe, only white wine is used instead of red.

Sparkling Sangria (Kava Sangria)
Sparkling Sangria (Kava Sangria) - Recipe

For the preparation of sparkling sangria we need:

1 bottle of white sparkling wine

125g brandy

125 g orange liqueur (Сuracao or Cointreau)

Bunch of white grapes

Orange, Lemon and Grapefruit

2 tbsp. Sahara

Cut citrus circles, add grapes, cover fruits with sugar. Pour a mixture of liquor and brandy, just before serving - with sparkling wine, mix and add ice.

Sparkling sangria can be prepared on the basis of ordinary white wine with the addition of lemonade, tonic or plain sparkling water.